Nowadays, punters have the freedom to place as many bets as possible on just one ticket. This is all possible thanks to the emergence of parlays. Parlay bets refer to a single wager with multiple selections, each selection must win for the bet to cash, but the odds of each selection are multiplied to offer much bigger odds. Parlays can be created for virtually any sport that punters can think of including the NBA. In this article, we are going to shed light on the best parlay bets that punters can create today.
The NBA 2020/21 season is going to start on December 22, 2020. What this means is that at the current moment, punters can only place futures wagers. Futures refer to bets that predict the likely winners of the upcoming season’s NBA league. Looking at the performance of teams in the just ended season, there are three picks that are likely going to fare well in the upcoming season. These include the Denver Nuggets, New Orleans Pelicans and the Atlanta Hawks.
The Denver Nuggets failed at the last hurdle last time out as they lost to the eventual champion Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference Finals. The Nuggets however managed to keep their most prized possessions in Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr meaning they still possess the same threat that they had last season. These two if they stay injury free will no doubt help propel the Denver Nuggets one step closer to their ambition of winning the finals. New Orleans Pelicans has a core of young outstanding players including Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram. Last time out, inexperience caught up with them as they fell at the last hurdle but that doesn’t seem to be the case now as the team will have garnered the much needed experience over the past season.
Uninspiring during the 2019/20 season, the Atlanta Hawks promise to be a surprise package this time around. This is largely necessitated by the fact that Clint Capela and Trey Young are fit again after spending almost the entire season on the sidelines last season. John Collins is also back after finishing 25 games suspension for testing positive for a positive performance enhancing drug. With the senior players back, the Atlanta Hawks will definitely be a threat this time around.
The lure of placing parlay bets at once is no doubt appealing. However, parlays shouldn’t just be placed as that is a recipe for disaster. Before placing parlays, there are some important things to keep in mind. These are as follows:
Going for multiple events starting from 8 may seem appealing to some as the potential payout from such a parlay bet will be huge and pleasing to see on the eye. However, winning with a parlay that has 8, 10 or 15 legs is very rare. As such, it’s important to keep things at the minimum and just go for 2, 3 or 4 team parlays only.
It’s advisable to use parlays as a way of enhancing the odds for favourites. Suppose the Bucks are tipped to beat the Celtics but their moneyline odds are -250, you may not want to risk $250 to win a profit of $100. As such, you can add a couple of other strong favorites, say for example the Lakers and Clippers are also -250, a 3-team parlay on these would pay around +175 and $175 profit from a $100 wager.